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February 5, 2004

 

Barker

Charles Thomas Barker, 65, of Cynthiana, widower of Mary Florence Barker, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Morgan County June 12, 1938, he was the son of Johnny Barker and Lillian Martin Caswell. He was a retired truck driver and City of Cynthiana employee, a member of Unity Christian Church, and a member of the Elks Lodge #438 for 26 years.

Survivors include three brothers, Gene Barker, Cynthiana, Kenny Barker, Georgetown and Edward Barker, Ashland; a sister, Barbara Devers, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Melissa Mutscheller and Vanessa Barker.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Ware Funeral Home by Bro. Marvin Keane. Burial was in Battle Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Sosbe, Kenneth Barker II, John Day, Charlie Day, Frazier Thomas, Vanessa Barker, Paul Barker, Nathan Hill and Mark Arnold. Honorary bearers were members of the Cynthiana Elks Lodge #438.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1900 Richmond Road Lexington, KY 40502, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Beatty

Michael Rabe Beatty, 50, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Edna Mae Beatty and the late Joseph Beatty Sr., and was a lifelong resident of Lexington.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Joseph Beatty Jr., Lexington, and Jeffrey Beatty Sr., Huntsville, Ala.; two nephews, Jeffrey Jr. and Justin; two nieces, Angela and Tiffany; six aunts; five uncles; and several cousins.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 31, at New Vine Baptist Church, Ft. Springs. Morgan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Butler

Robert O. Butler, 63, of Versailles, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

No services. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Foley

Annie Hansel Foley, 92, of Versailles, widow of John Foley, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.

She was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Allen Hansel.

Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Wise, Georgetown, and Susie Vickers, Versailles; a son, Raymond Foley, Versailles; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by hospice Chaplin David Hilton. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

James

 Elizabeth Newby James, 92, a Woodford County farm owner, widow of Clarence James, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Anna Broughton Newby. She was a recipient of the Woodford County Farm Bureau's Pioneer Farmer Award in 1990, the only woman to have received the award. She was a longtime member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church in Woodford County.

Survivors include a great grandson, Wade James Patterson, and a granddaughter, Gayle Patterson, both of Woodford County. Two sons, Wilber James and Clarence James Jr.; two sisters, Lillian Newby and Jessie Holt Newby; two brothers, Oscar Newby and Delbert Newby, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gilbert "Jake" Sargent. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ron Mitchell, Phil Cloyd, Ed McManaway, Orville Coyle, Roy Wayne Lancaster, Ric Redden, and Bill McDaniel.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Leedy

Dorothy Rivers Tipton Leedy, 80, of Lexington, widow of Robert Malcom Leedy, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Mayfair Manor.

Born July 28, 1923, she was the daughter of William Letcher Tipton and Florence Alexander Tipton. She graduated from Versailles High School, attended Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky and graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University. She and her husband were Westinghouse's representative to the Seimens Company in Germany. She studied the German language with Berlitz and became fluent. She and her husband lived in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Erlangen, Germany; Short Hill, N.J.; Hilton Head Island; and Versailles prior to her move to Lexington.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews: Pat Tipton Esrael, Billie Tipton VanHook, Barbara Tipton Northcutt, Robert Tipton, Mary Palmer Culbertson, Clifford Alien Bishop Jr., Harold Gibson Rice, Donald Earle Rice, Judy Rice Childers, Trevor Alien Esrael, Wende Esrael Randall; several great nephews and nieces; and a special great-great nephew, Logan Matthew Gaines. Four brothers, William Walker Tipton, Robert Letcher Tipton, Thomas Holman Tipton, and Harold Alexander Rice; and three sisters, Ruby Tipton Barridge, Elizabeth Tipton Bishop, and Mary Martin Tipton Palmer, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway. Interment was in Flatwoods Christian Church Cemetery, Waco. Casket bearers were members of her family.

Donations may be made to Hospice of The Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or The Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Leer

Frances Cannon Leer, 84, widow of James Howard Leer III, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

Born in Scott County on Sept. 8, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Enola Katherine Spradling Cannon Sr. She was a member of the Midway Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, James Howard Leer IV, Georgetown; two daughters, Etta Katherine Wall, Georgetown, and Marilyn Leer Morrissey, Chicago, Ill.; a granddaughter Ashley Dawn Wall, Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Glenda Stephens. Two sisters, Grace Lynn and Mary Ella Bridges, and three brothers, Charles Emory Cannon, Tommy Cannon, and J.W. Cannon, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. David Brown. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were R.C. Lynn, Jerry Lynn, William Sutton, Jesse Fields Jr., Phil Burcell, Mike Mullins and Carl Milton. Honorary bearers were Roy Morgan Jr., Jack Morgan, Roy Flynn Jr., Ben Edward Nutter, Ann Lewis and Betty Ann Voigt.

Memorials may be made to the Midway Christian Church.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Mc Hatton

Mason Mc Hatton, 91, of Versailles, widower of Ethel Dearinger Mc Hatton, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late John Marion Mc Hatton and Lena Mc Hatton. He was a retired mechanic with Kuhlman Electric.

Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Louise Rigney, Salvisa, and Mary Jo Mc Hatton, Lexington; two sisters, Anna Mae Cole and Lottie Hockensmith, both of Frankfort; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Two brothers, Claude Mc Hatton and Woodrow Mc Hatton; and a sister, Gladys Tillett, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Gary Hager. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Howard Penn, Joe Penn, Joey Graham, Randy Fisher, Michael Rigney, Trey Tillett, and Billy Ray Tillett.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Newton

Rodney Patrick Newton, 26, of Mt. Eden, formerly of Versailles, husband of Leticia Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

The son of Jim and Patricia Newton, Millville, he was an apprentice sprinkler fitter for Mid-West Sprinkler, Louisville. He was a 1996 graduate of Woodford County High School and had been a member of the varsity Matjackets’ wrestling team for four years and played six years of football in both middle school and high school.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two brothers, James Newton and Shawn Newton, Lexington.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Dr. Mike Hamrick.

Memorials are suggested to the American Legion, Woodford Post #67, 138 S. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Redden

Mabel E. Redden, 90, of Mortonsville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Polk Memorial Baptist Church, Mortonsville. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

Roberts

Melissa (formerly Dunham) Roberts, 45, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in a farm-related accident at her residence in south Woodford County.

Roberts was found pinned beneath the golf cart she used to carry hay to feed her horses. Authorities said that while she was off the cart to clean stalls, a hay bale apparently fell forward and hit the cart’s accelerator, which caused the 800-pound vehicle to move forward and run over Roberts from behind and pinned. She was discovered by her daughter and a neighbor after she had not been seen for a couple of hours.

Born in Hinsdale, Ill., on April 18, 1958, she was the daughter of Charles H. and the late Kathleen Roberts of Clarendon Hills, Ill.. She was a graduate of William Woods College, Fulton, Mo,, and member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills. She was an active member of Woodford Hounds and an enthusiastic volunteer for Keeneland Pony Club, activities she shared with her daughter.

Survivors include her daughter, Heather K. Dunham, 14.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles. Burial will be in the Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the USPC International Games Fund c/o USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington ,KY 40511.

 

Stoll

Richard M. Stoll, 79, retired contract manager for several aerospace corporations, brother of Mary S. Lutz, Georgetown, and uncle of Martha Neclerio, Georgetown, and Mary Raider, Versailles, died Friday, Jan 30, 2004.

Private services were conducted Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Sutherland

Mary Lee Thurman Sutherland, 81, of Lawrenceburg, widow of J.L. Sutherland, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Rosie Bell Cammack and Walker Thomas Thurman. She was a homemaker, seamstress, and a member of the Tyrone Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Juanita Sutherland, Gelonda Casey, Linda Eads, and Donna Stratton, all of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Betty Rose Hall, Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Virginia Akins and Frances Bundy; and four brothers, Chesley Gilbert Thurman, H.L. Thurman, John Steven Thurman, and Chester Thomas Thurman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Tyre Denney, Mark Webb, and Tommy Barnes. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

 

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